Filming & Photo Opportunity - Boston Pizza's "Oiler for a Day"

Sixty-four Edmonton Kids to Sign One-Day Contracts with the Edmonton Oilers

EDMONTON, Feb. 3, 2017 /CNW/ - If you are looking for weekend visuals, look no further. On Sunday, February 5th, 64 lucky youngsters will sign one-day contracts with the Edmonton Oilers. Selected by Boston Pizza, the Preferred Family Restaurant of the Edmonton Oilers, these future NHLers will get a taste of what it's like to play in the big leagues; including a realistic signing experience, and a personalized jersey and hockey card.

"We're always looking for exciting ways to give back to the community, so we're proud to be partnering with the Edmonton Oilers for the third consecutive year, ultimately inspiring Edmonton's up-and-coming all-stars with the chance to join the Oilers organization," says James Kawalecki, Director of Marketing, Boston Pizza.

"There are so many little Oilers fans who dream of playing in the big leagues," says Tim Shipton, VP of Corporate Communications, Oilers Entertainment Group. "The Edmonton Oilers are excited to be working with Boston Pizza to help make that dream a reality for these kids as part of the Oiler for a Day experience."

Media are invited to Rogers Place on February 5th to film, photograph and interview the Oilers' newest players. Interview opportunities are also available with a Boston Pizza representative.


Filming photo, interview opportunity with 64 children selected by Boston Pizza to sign one-day contracts with the Edmonton Oilers. Visuals shot by the Edmonton Oilers that day will also be available for b-roll use for those unable to attend.


Children and their families, interview opportunities available with a Boston Pizza representative.


Sunday, February 5, 2017 from 8:00am – 11am


Rogers Place,

10220 104 Ave NW,

Edmonton, AB T5J 4Y8


Media are asked to meet at the 104 Ave / 102 St Entrance where they will be met and escorted to the site.

About Boston Pizza
Boston Pizza International Inc. is Canada's No. 1 casual dining brand with more than 370 restaurants in Canada and more than $1 billion in sales. Annually, Boston Pizza serves more than 40 million guests. The company has been recognized as a Platinum Member of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies. Boston Pizza believes that strong role models inspire kids to be great, and in 2014, the Boston Pizza Foundation created Future Prospects to help support organizations that mentor kids to reach their full potential. Boston Pizza International Inc. is located in Richmond, B.C., and has regional offices in Mississauga, Ontario and Laval, Quebec. For more information, visit

SOURCE Boston Pizza International Inc.

For further information: Casey Angland, High Road for Boston Pizza International,, 416-644-2239; As point of contact on the day, please contact: E:, M. 647-624-6204

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